Kiki Ebsen's An Evening in Old Hollywood
Doors: 6:30pm /Show: 8pm General Admission Tickets $25 Premium seats $40**
You’re invited to spend an evening enjoying vintage jazz in our version of Old Hollywood. Stunning, sultry song stylist Kiki Ebsen and her quartet take you back to the glamor and excitement of nights when men wore tuxedos and women, designer gowns. Back in those days, you might start the evening with a Daiquiri or an Old Fashioned, then head off to see Eartha Kitt at The Mocambo or Nat King Cole holding the crowds spellbound at the Cocoanut Grove. Later, head downtown to Central Blvd. to catch some serious jazz. Clubs like the Dunbar Hotel, The Bird in the Basket and the Downbeat hosted a myriad of jazz legends, including Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker and Art Tatum jamming into the wee hours. A late dinner at Musso and Frank’smight find you looking across the room to see Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, or Frank Sinatra. If you were there a few decades later, you’d spot a young Kiki Ebsen dining with her dad, the first and his favorite restaurant dating back to 1935 and his arrival in Hollywood.
World-renowned singer, Kiki Ebsen has shared the stage with great artists like Al Jarreau, Kenny Rankin, Michael McDonald and Patti Austin. She has written songs for Boney James, EricMarienthal and Jessy J. Her powerful quartet includes pianist Jeff Colella, saxophonist Kim Richmond, drummer Kendall Kay, and bassist Granville "Danny" Young. The audience is in fora delightful evening of music and memories, so dress to the nine’s, get there early, order your highballs, and then dine on a fabulous meal from Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Don’t miss this special evening!
“Kiki Ebsen is a consummate performer… — Larry Blank ~ Resident Pops Conductor, Pasadena Symphony
“I could listen to her sound forever... ” — Edward Asner
**About this event: Premium seats are reserved in the first two rows. All other seating general admission. The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $6. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.